By: Diane Benjamin
Make sure you read to the bottom!
Monday there is an ordinance up for approval to prorate refunds paid for video gaming licenses since these businesses are closed. See PDF page 374. Anybody else hold a license you can’t use? Demand a refund too, equality supposedly matters.
PDF page 372 has this statement:
Normal thinks all bills are approved in the budget and therefore are not up for discussion at meetings. See the difference between tyranny and transparency?
On the consent agenda is a ton of infrastructure and equipment spending. One item is being delayed – planting trees. See the items on PDF pages 5 & 6.
Since the budget for next year has already been passed, the council won’t be wasting time on it. Instead they will hear the current facts as to the status of assistance for those affected by COVID-19.
First up are Patrick Hoban, CEO of the Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council and Camille Rodriguez, McLean County Administrator.
Next is Karen Zangerle, Executive Director of PATH followed by Phani Aytam, Chairman, United Way Board; and David Taylor, Executive Director, United Way.
These are all people that need to be heard before the City contemplates handing your money over as requested by Jeff Crabill.
If a local emergency exists, why did this meeting take so long to organize?
Evidently the Mayor plans on violating quarantine: PDF page 98: https://www.cityblm.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=24372
Maybe the Sister Cities trip has been cancelled. I wonder who was going with him? I wonder if he ever got a refund for missing One Voice? Is this cost being refunded?
The One Voice bills are in addition to those previously posted.